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Converging and conflicting ethical values in the internal/external security continuum in Europe

Objective

Security and insecurity are social, cultural, political concepts. Nowhere is this more evident than in the challenges produced by the evolving continuum between internal and external security challenges. The interdisciplinary project INEX is designed around two research axes: thematic and geopolitical. On the thematic axis it will study four fields of knowledge of high relevance to the question of the ethics and the value-laden tensions arising along the continuum between internal and external security in Europe: (1) the ethical consequences of the proliferation of security technologies, (2) the legal dilemmas that arise from transnational security arrangements, (3) the ethical and value questions that stem from the shifting role of security professionals and (4) the consequences of the changing role of foreign security policy in an era when the distinction between the external and internal borders grows less distinct On the geopolitical axis it will study and produce recommendations relative to two geographical theatres of high relevance for ethical issues of internal/external security: the Eastern European ‘neighbourhood’ including Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and the Mediterranean ‘neighbourhood’ including Morocco, Algeria and Egypt. The project will link directly with representatives of the security technology industry as well as security provision services that implement concretely to the border security arrangements. The state-of-the-art research carried out by the project will result in a variety of different outputs aimed primarily at relevant policy-makers, researchers and educators. It will present analyses of current security challenges with particular attention to the human side of the security challenge, and on this basis propose remedial to the new challenges of the internal/external security continuum.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

INSTITUTT FOR FREDSFORSKNING
Address
Hausmanns Gate 3
0186 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 431 693
Administrative Contact
Lars Even Andersen (Mr.)

Participants (8)

Ericsson AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 51 903
Address
Lensmannslia 4
1371 Asker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kjell Petter Almås (Mr.)
Centre d’Etudes sur les Conflits
France
EU contribution
€ 227 075
Address
Rue De Montholon 34
75421 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dario Chi (Mr.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 228 117
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martine Follet (Ms.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 218 734
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Den Boer (Prof.)
COLLEGIUM CIVITAS
Poland
EU contribution
€ 196 771
Address
Plac Defilad 1-12 P
00 901 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Magda Wypych (Ms.)
CENTRE D'INFORMACIO I DOCUMENTACIO INTERNACIONALS A BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 433
Address
Calle Elisabets 12
08001 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josep Lluís Canaleta (Mr.)
BILKENT UNIVERSITESI VAKIF
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 192 346
Address
Eskisehir Yolu 8 Km
06800 Bilkent Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
H. Pinar Bilgin (Dr.)
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 222 176
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sally Scott (Ms.)